“My friends and I are young individuals who are fortunate enough to have everything we need to live a happy and comfortable life. Every time I look at kids having no where to go and no place to live it hurts me because there is a section of us that has everything we could’ve asked for and then these little children who struggle to live. For me, this is the WHY of this beautiful event” – Nikita Singh
Nikita Singh is currently the President of AIESEC Mumbai and was part of the Organizing Committee for Balakalakaar in 2009 and Lead the team in 2010. This is her 3rd year with this project and this is WHY she is so attached to the project.
“My friends and me are young individuals who are fortunate enough to have everything we need to live a happy and comfortable life. Every time I look at kids having no where to go and no place to live it hurts me because there is a section of us that has everything we could’ve asked for and then these little children who struggle to live. For me, this is the WHY of this beautiful event. The core of AIESEC as an organization is to make a difference and bring about a change in society and for me AIESEC is the best platform for people can make a change to actually go out there and DO IT. Through this event, we meet underprivileged children, teach them art, dance, drama, train them, have fun with them and bring a smile to their face. This year through our workshops, we are going to give out 100-120 vocational training scholarships to the most talented children! We will ensure that every child that goes through a Balakalakaar workshop gains something from it. For us this is just a beginning and after this beginning, we want to make this a year round impact driven activity. The reason this event is always successful and has been my best experience so far is only because it aims at changing the lives of these children. I believe that if every young individual engages in these activities, this world will be a better place and helping develop these children will make our country grow in many ways too! We hope to make this event a success this year because there is no better feeling than making a young child happy and helping him develop his personality.”
This year the movement is set to go on for an entire month kick starting from 14th of November & goes on till 10th of December. We at AIESEC Mumbai believe that every person is born with some hidden talent. At Balakalakaar 2011, we hope to bring out that creative artist and the soulful dancer in every underprivileged child and provide a platform for them to showcase their talents through our workshops, events and competitions.
Balakalakaar is also aimed at connecting today’s youth to the less privileged children of the city thus giving them a chance to make a difference! Through this project we take one step forward towards our vision of ‘Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential’. So come join us and be part of this very unique movement. Volunteer for Balakalakaar and help bring a smile to every child.
AISEC Balkalakaar Team